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"Lab error" Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1297 posts
Apr 11th

ca7044636a558ec3f23593e5a2c2d18a.JPGAfter being told my levels were zero last week I received a call asking me to redo my hcg quant yesterday. Apperantly someone messed up imputing data or something. The other patient has the same name as me and was told she was pregnant and I was told my levels finally hit zero (I feel so sad for the other woman).  After redoing my labs I was told my levels are down to 9. I feel like it's taking SO long for my levels to go down. I am 5 weeks post d&c today. I have a repeat next week and am praying I'm finally done with everything.  I can't believe the lab tech made that mistake she even verified info before! 

Random question: I felt ovulation pains and had fertile cm April 2nd and took a ovulation test which was positive. Is it even possible to ovulate with an hcg of approximately 20?

This is a test I took after they told me I had to come in again. My hcg was only 9 and it was so dark! FRER for the unfortunate win in my case ;) 

Oh Why Not Due August 27 (girl); 1 child; Hallandale beach, Fl, United States 8632 posts
Apr 11th

Idk but that is pretty dark, good luck!

ElleCole+triplets Due October 9; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33123 posts
status Apr 11th

Yes it's possible but it's rare 

Double Jeopardy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Seattle, WA, United States 19335 posts
Apr 11th

It's possible. I've entered results on the wrong patient before, noticed it within a minute and amended it and notified the providers. I've even somehow swapped patient samples and before I resulted anything, I re-ran them because something seemed off. I verified the information on the sample before testing but still somehow managed to grab the wrong one. People do make mistakes; and in healthcare, it does usually end up as a write up either by the tech themselves of the supervisor. Mistakes don't go unnoticed.

Your levels don't need to reach 0 in order to ovulate. You can still ovulate with low levels of HCG in your system.

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1297 posts
Apr 11th

Quoting Double Jeopardy:
It's possible. I've entered results on the wrong patient before, noticed it within a minute and amended it and notified the providers. I've even somehow swapped patient samples and before I resulted anything, I re-ran them because something seemed off. I verified the information on the sample before testing but still somehow managed to grab the wrong one. People do make mistakes; and in healthcare, it does usually end up as a write up either by the tech themselves of the supervisor. Mistakes don't go unnoticed.

Your levels don't need to reach 0 in order to ovulate. You can still ovulate with low levels of HCG in your system.


Thanks. Personally, I'm not too upset about the mistake. It doesn't change my life BUT I'm sure the other person was upset. We're all human after all

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ Due December 12; 3 kids; New Jersey 11625 posts
Apr 11th

It is possible! That sucks the mix up happened. I hope the other girl isn't too upset. Good luck hun!

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Olympia, WA, United States 5486 posts
Apr 12th

I got DARK positives until about 8 weeks after my d&c(I was in my second trimester when I had a missed miscarriage) and then they were negative. My doctor told me to just keep taking pregnancy tests weekly until it showed negative. There was definitely a chance I could be pregnant again but they said they would only have me come in if I was still getting positives after 12 weeks. Either to see if something had been left behind or that it was a new pregnancy.